Sunday, May 20, 2012

THE MEANING OF ART

Circus with the Yellow Clown, by Marc Chagall
via Magpie Tales

When she saw it, the old woman was instantly transfixed.
Ignorant of artistic movements, their values or their names, she simply fell in love. 
She stared so hard and for so long, the painting transformed into a gateway her spirit traversed.
Her molecules, floated around and within 
the canvas, the colors, the performers, the audience, the animals, the workers, the benches, the food - all, They dissolved and fused with theirs.
She ceased to be.  Her being was everywhere, and nowhere.
Then she understood.  
Everything melds - the artist, the viewer, the doer, the observer, you and me.
Not needing to possess it, she left. And was no longer afraid. 




(Submitted to Magpie Tales.)

22 comments:

  1. this is what art can do to us..happened to me when i sat in front of monet's water lilies in the museum of modern art in nyc... i was just staring at it and somehow melted and drowned..this is when art becomes a part of you...loved it myrna

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  2. Oh, I love this... there's much more than meets the eye here.

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  3. smiles....art does just that...like a book it can take us elsewhere and we can become one with what the artist did or come up with our own interpretation...very cool capture ma'am

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  4. Dearest Myrna,
    What a beautiful write on the beauty of Art. Yes, we can lose our self in its beauty when the mood is right. Thank you for sharing a piece of your beautiful heart with us my friend (smile).

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  5. Everywhere and nowhere. You say it so well.

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  6. Creative view of this painting. love the old women and some of her thoughts and the writers view as well.

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  7. Somehow the feeling is there, Myrna! I feel so! Art will mesmerize our being and our self gets lost in its beauty and mysteries! Great write!

    Hank

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  8. i like how you move in and out of the reality of this, the molecules the scene, the feelings...

    when time races like a bullet

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  9. Art is thus - not just mere knowing of facts, you are right!


    Friendly Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral

    > < } } (°>

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  10. You have done it again....I so enjoy your style of pulling her through!

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  11. This is a very good capture of the moment.

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  12. How we should feel when we are captivated by something special, something rare.

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  13. The power of art.
    Well done!

    =)

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  14. Art and oneness - how could it not meld ?
    I often feel like I am a part of the work
    and I agree it takes us away, thanks !

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  15. I agree - beautifully described.

    Anna :o]

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  16. Beautiful, you so eloquently summarized what art can do to us and what arts main purpose is;)
    xoxo

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  17. Subject merges with object very eloquently , good trip , brave Psychonaut!

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  18. Love the floating molecules....

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  19. I love when it's like this with art, Myrna.

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  20. I own a Chagall. He's one of my favorites. I simply could not walk away! What a beautiful post!

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